4606Re: Weight Capacity of Bike + FreeRad
- Jun 4, 2008Haha! Thanks for your candid response!
I think I will relax and "just ride the damned thing until it looks
like a Taco".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mark Garvey" <lazybee45@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:28 PM, Michael <bsinbox99@...> wrote:
> > Thanks for all the great responses! Love this group!
> > Several of you spoke of wheels and tires relating to carrying
> > capacity.
> > Does this sound sufficient for regularly carrying between 300 and 400
> > pounds on the X (combined rider and cargo/passenger weight)? If not,
> > I would love some suggestions!
> Look, Mike...I weigh about 250 or so at the moment. My BIKE
> about 70 lbs with the battery pack and all. That is about 320 right
> On Monday AM, I take a long skinny cooler with juice and such inside
> that 30 lbs) a backpack with my clothing, drugs...(well, medications for
> various ailments...damn!) call that another 15 lbs. usually
another bag of
> food...another 10 lbs or so, a jug of tea (a couple of pounds) and some
> other things, call that another 15 lbs...That adds up to 390 just
> can easily carry at least 80-100 lbs of cargo home from the store
> more if necessary. I have broken a total of TWO spokes on the rear
> on ANY of the various front wheels I have tried. At the moment, I
> on a rear wheel that came off a Pacific mountain bike that I got for
> Target about 5 or 6 years ago. I NEED a new rear wheel, but this one is
> pretty true still. the NEED is mostly just "Boy I sure want a better
> wheel!" not a "need".
> the Front wheel is new ONLY because a friend laced up a Disc Brake
> with a Rim he had and it is working for me right now! I have used light
> weight 32 spoke wheels on the bike without the motor on it, which
> weight by about 30 lbs but the usefulness by about 50%
> Note that I have never had any real difficulty with the rear wheel!
> wheel is straight and true, and tight, you should be OK. If you want a
> bulletproof wheel, go for it. But I would say that it is entirely
> that EVERYBODY out there is riding on a "better" rear wheel than I am.
> Just ride the damned thing until it looks like a Taco then get a new one
> that is stronger. But remember, ANY wheel will Taco if you abuse it!
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